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Definition of 'overhaul'


  1. periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
       Synonyms: inspection and repair service
  2. the act of improving by renewing and restoring; "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property"; "a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"
       Synonyms: renovation redevelopment


  1. travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
       Synonyms: pass overtake
  2. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"
       Synonyms: modernize modernise

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